Toontrack has launched a collection of high-tech Death Metal MIDI drum grooves and fills with the release of Deathlike Fusion MIDI by Sein Reinert, one of the pioneers of technical death metal.
Death metal is more than blast beats and artillery-like bass drums in rampant tempos, it’s about subtle finesse, technicality and grace as well. Sean Reinert is a perfect example of just that. Already back in the early 1990s, his limitless playing introduced a sound that managed to forge trudging brutality with a nuance reminiscing that of a jazz or fusion drummer – a style where the drums were allowed to paint with all-new colours and much broader brushes than what was customary in death metal up until then.
This collection of drum grooves and fills is loosely based on Sean’s discography and further draws from several decades of his experience being a drummer, musician and composer. Expect the subtlety of jazz and the technical finesse of fusion merged with the hard-hitting attack and brutal onslaught of metal – all seamlessly meshed to a coherent blend where only one thing is holy: groove. This is indeed death metal, but with a twist and some extra amount of sophistication. In short, it’s probably best described as a deathlike fusion.
Deathlike Fusion MIDI features
- Performed by technical death metal pioneer Sean Reinert (Cynic, Æon Spoke, Death).
- Grooves and fills loosely based on Sean’s discography.
- Suitable for technical death metal, progressive rock/metal and fusion.
- Includes hundreds of individually played grooves and fills.
- Covering time signatures like 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8 and 7/8 in straight and/or swing feel.
The MIDI pack costs $29 USD / 25 EUR.
More information: Toontrack